Miscellaneous

This is my miscellaneous category for anything that doesn't fit in the other categories, pretty much a catch-all to try and keep things organized.

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Monday, September 6 2021

Ricky Gervais

Tuesday, August 10 2021

Vaccination

Vaccination is not a "deeply personal decision." It is a routine public health requirement is a civilized society.

Bill Krystal

Sunday, August 8 2021

The Radical Left

I've been hearing that "the left" is radical like they're running around carrying assault rifles, denying science, and discussing not accepting the results of a legitimate election. How sad it must be to believe that scientists, economists, historians, and journalists have devoted their entire lives to deceiving you, while a narcissistic former reality TV star with decades of fraud and exhaustively documented lying is your only beacon of truth and honesty.

Wednesday, July 14 2021

What's Jail?

My five-year-old asked me what jail was. That's a hard thing to explain.

" It's like this. As a society, we have decided that we're okay with feeding and housing needy people but we require they commit a crime first."

by Keith Lowell Jensen

Friday, July 9 2021

Website Speed

As the builder of this website, it's important to make it responsive, working equally well on desktop computers, tablets, and mobile devices. The second aspect is loading speed which is why my photos aren't huge. Images can slow loading considerably. To test if I've been successful I used Google's Page Speed Insights measurement tool. As you can see below I have screenshots of the results.

Desktop Results

Mobile Results

Of course, your connection plays a big part as well, a slow connection affects these results. ASs time allows I'll work towards getting these numbers higher.

Thursday, July 8 2021

Before Google?

Yes, there was a time before Google. It was known as the World Wide Web Worm and offered a way to search the web in 1994.

Google appeared in 1998 which was about when I built my first website.

Wednesday, June 23 2021

A Reddit Favorite

'If someone from the 1950's suddenly appeared today, what would the most difficult things to explain to them about life today?''

I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man.

I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.

Saturday, June 19 2021

Front Range 4x4

Another large part of my life revolved around four-wheeling after my kids were adults when my wife & I discovered the fun of exploring the Rocky Mountains and beyond. Initially, I joined a 4x4 club for Toyotas since that's what I had but found it pretty boring and cultish. I was motivated to create a new group called Front Range 4x4 which was for all makes and models of folks enjoying the same activity. It was a great group of folks who were fun, responsible, and caring about the activity. I'm pleased to say it's still doing well after all these years after I moved away and couldn't participate any longer.